Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 59–81, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-59-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 59–81, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-59-2017

Research article 05 Jan 2017

Research article | 05 Jan 2017

The on-orbit performance of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) instrument and its radiometrically calibrated products

David Crisp et al.

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The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 carries and points a three-channel imaging grating spectrometer designed to collect high-resolution spectra of reflected sunlight within the molecular oxygen A-band at 0.765 microns and the carbon dioxide bands at 1.61 and 2.06 microns. Here, we describe the OCO-2 instrument, its data products, and its performance during its first 18 months in orbit.